Big Bash League Schedule 2017-18

Latest Big Bash League schedule for season seven placed here. The seventh edition of the Big Bash League kick-starts from December 18, 2017 and will see, for the first time, 10 rounds of games for each team. Till the previous season of the Big Bash League, each side played in eight games, which means there will be an increase of two rounds of BBL action. The BBL|07 schedule has been announced by Cricket Australia and updated below.

According to this Big Bash League schedule, it needs to be noted that an extra eight matches will be added to the competition. Each of the eight BBL teams will feature in one extra home game and one extra away encounter which means a total of 43 matches will be played in the tournament.

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The seventh edition of the Big Bash League will kick-start from December 18 with the league stage of the competition going all the way up to January 27. This will be followed by a four-day break before the two semi-finals will be played on February 1 and 2, while the BBL Final will be held on February 4. Big Bash League, 2017-18 schedule is placed below;

2017-18 Big Bash League fixtures

Date Match Time Home Team Away Team Venue
Tue Dec 19 19:40 Sydney Thunder Sydney Sixers Spotless Stadium
Wed Dec 20 19:40 Brisbane Heat Melbourne Stars Gabba
Thu Dec 21 19:40 Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena
Fri Dec 22 19:40 Adelaide Strikers Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval
Sat Dec 23 16:10 Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers SCG
Sat Dec 23 19:20 Melbourne Renegades Brisbane Heat Etihad Stadium
Tue Dec 26 19:10 Perth Scorchers Melbourne Stars WACA
Wed Dec 27 19:10 Brisbane Heat Sydney Thunder Gabba
Thu Dec 28 19:10 Sydney Sixers Adelaide Strikers SCG
Fri Dec 29 19:10 Melbourne Renegades Perth Scorchers Etihad Stadium
Sat Dec 30 19:10 Hobart Hurricanes Sydney Thunder US
Sun Dec 31 19:10 Adelaide Strikers Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval
Mon Jan 1 18:10 Sydney Thunder Hobart Hurricanes Spotless Stadium
Mon Jan 1 21:20 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers WACA
Tue Jan 2 19:10 Melbourne Stars Brisbane Heat MCG
Wed Jan 3 19:10 Melbourne Renegades Sydney Sixers TBC
Thu Jan 4 19:10 Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Strikers Blundstone Arena
Fri Jan 5 19:10 Brisbane Heat Perth Scorchers Gabba
Sat Jan 6 19:10 Melbourne Stars Melbourne Renegades MCG
Sun Jan 7 19:10 Sydney Thunder Adelaide Strikers Spotless Stadium
Mon Jan 8 18:10 Hobart Hurricanes Sydney Sixers Blundstone Arena
Mon Jan 8 21:20 Perth Scorchers Melbourne Renegades WACA
Tue Jan 9 19:40 Adelaide Strikers Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval
Wed Jan 10 19:40 Brisbane Heat Hobart Hurricanes Gabba
Thu Jan 11 19:40 Sydney Thunder Perth Scorchers Spotless Stadium
Fri Jan 12 19:40 Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Stars Etihad Stadium
Sat Jan 13 16:10 Adelaide Strikers Perth Scorchers TBC
Sat Jan 13 19:20 Sydney Sixers Sydney Thunder SCG
Mon Jan 15 19:40 Hobart Hurricanes Brisbane Heat Blundstone Arena
Tue Jan 16 19:40 Melbourne Stars Sydney Sixers MCG
Wed Jan 17 19:40 Adelaide Strikers Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval
Thu Jan 18 19:40 Sydney Sixers Brisbane Heat SCG
Sat Jan 20 18:10 Melbourne Stars Sydney Thunder MCG
Sat Jan 20 21:20 Perth Scorchers Hobart Hurricanes WACA
Mon Jan 22 19:40 Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Strikers Etihad Stadium
Tue Jan 23 19:40 Sydney Sixers Melbourne Stars SCG
Wed Jan 24 19:40 Sydney Thunder Melbourne Renegades TBC
Thu Jan 25 19:40 Perth Scorchers Adelaide Strikers WACA
Sat Jan 27 16:10 Melbourne Stars Hobart Hurricanes MCG
Sat Jan 27 19:20 Brisbane Heat Melbourne Renegades Gabba
Thu Feb 1 19:40 TBC TBC TBC
Fri Feb 2 19:40 TBC TBC TBC
Big Final
Sun Feb 4 16:30 TBC TBC TBC

40 of these games will form a part of the 10-round round-robin league and the top four sides in the competition will makes it to the finals. The top-positioned side will take on the team finishing fourth at the end of the league stage of the tournament while the second and third-placed teams in the points table will go head to head in the other semi-final.

The winner of these two matches will feature in the final that will be played in January (exact date to be released soon). What will make the BBL07 schedule interesting is the fact it will be coincide with the Ashes 2017-18 and that could increase a scheduling issue for the Cricket Australia.

While the Australian cricket board had said they won’t be looking to add to the current eight sides in the Big Bash League what they have said they would do is to expand the tournament to other, smaller cities. For the first time ever in BBL history, these matches will be played at regional venues around the country. Geelong and Canberra could be two of the venues that could host more games.

Read: BBL07 Squads Announced?

The Ashes series is scheduled to begin from December 14, which means the first BBL game begins on the same day the opening Ashes Test match ends.

The BBL schedule will be particularly interesting in that some of the Big Bash League teams have been upset with the lack of their Aussie national players who haven’t been released by the cricket board.

Last season there were a total of 32 games played in the league stage of the BBL but this season’s BBL schedule when released will see two extra rounds of the competition. This will also mean there will be extra BBL venues added to the competition.

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